Life is better with great coffee!

I wanted share with you my thoughts on the Saeco GranBaristo Espresso Machine, which I love!  If you’re in the market for an espresso machine, this one is fantastic.

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Life is better with great coffee.  It really is.  I actually go to bed at night looking forward to my morning cup of java.  There’s something so comforting and nice about a cup of coffee to start the day, it’s a lovely ritual isn’t it?

And our morning coffee ritual just got SO much better.  Recently this beautiful Saeco GranBaristo Espresso Machine arrived at our home…I seriously did a happy dance (and I won’t say here that my husband may have as well, but I didn’t say that here to you all haha).  😉  When we opened the box there were lots of oooohs and aaaaahs, and we didn’t waste one second getting this espresso machine up and running.  After reading the easy to follow instructions we were making lattes, flat whites, cappuccinos…I don’t think my husband slept a wink that night from all the caffeine!

Saeco GranBaristo Review 2{A Pretty Life}

We are so impressed with the GranBaristo…this machine does it all!  One of our most favourite features is that it grinds fresh beans…for EVERY cup of coffee.  Seriously.  The coffee grinder uses 100% ceramic grinders which gives a consistent grind without overheating the coffee bean for an smoooooth and perfect espresso.  And let me tell you, after drinking coffee made from this espresso machine, we can’t go back…the flavour of the freshly ground and brewed coffee doesn’t even compare to regularly brewed coffee.  It’s SO robust and flavourful.  Is your mouthwatering yet?

Saeco GranBaristo Review 3{A Pretty Life}

Here it is in action…it’s making a latte.  A creamy delicious latte.

What I also love about this espresso machine is that you can customize your drink by size, strength, aroma level and coffee type.  Want a Latte?  You got it.  A Flat White? Coming up.  Regular coffee, yes!  Decaf drinker?  It can make this too.  Just need hot water for your tea?  Yep.  How about a steamed milk?  Done.

Saeco GranBaristo Review {A Pretty Life}

I also love that this espresso machine doesn’t take up a lot of space on my counter.  In fact I don’t think it’s much bigger than our old machine (which went out with the garage sale this weekend!).  It’s compact and fits in perfectly with my kitchen.

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You may also notice this menu on the counter next to our espresso machine?

Free Printable:  Coffee Definitions Infographic

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I decided to make this infographic as a quick reference for some of the delicious coffees this espresso machine can make!  Now we have all the fancy coffee definitions at our (and our guests) fingertips!  Feel free to pin this image or print it off for your kitchen too!

If you would like to know more details about this Saeco GranBaristo Espresso Machine, you can read about it here, or check them out on Facebook.  And stay tuned because in the next while I’m going to share a delicious coffee recipe with you!

Have a delicious day!


Disclosure:  Saeco generously provided the GranBaristo Espresso Machine for this post (I was not paid to post this review), and as always the ideas, photos and opinions stated here are mine.  The espresso machine is THE best…we love it so much!  *said as I sip my freshly brewed American Coffee..yum*

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  • Reply Tara June 17, 2015 at 12:41 AM

    The Flat White sounds divine, but the latte macchiato is a close second! 🙂

  • Reply Meredith @ The Palette Muse June 17, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    It’s so true – life really is better with coffee! Love the printable, pinned it to my Coffee board!

  • Reply All that's Jas June 19, 2015 at 10:51 AM

    “Coffee saves lives, just ask my kids” lol. Love the menu! Thanks for sharing with Thursday Favorite Things and hope you have an amazing weekend!

  • Reply Kristen from The Road to Domestication June 23, 2015 at 8:14 AM

    Looks like an impressive piece of equipment! LOVE your menu!!! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up with us over at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again on Friday!

  • Reply Theresa @DearCreatives June 25, 2015 at 3:05 PM

    Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. We love coffee your machine is beautiful.

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